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Re: What's a "trunk" good for? (apart from eating peanuts)

From: B. Smith-Mannschott <benpsm_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-01-12 10:16:13 CET

On 1/12/07, Srilakshmanan, Lakshman
<Lakshman.Srilakshmanan@tradingpost.com.au> wrote:

> The reason we have conventions and standards is to avoid confusion and
> misunderstanding.

Agreed, which is an argument against breaking with convention without
good reason. However,

I've also found that the conventional "jargony" terms can lead to
confusion. For example, we have a number of non-technical users of
subversion who were confused by the term "check out". To them it
implied that they'd "checked out" the file as one might a book in a
library and hence no one else could possibly be editing it as long as
they had it "checked out". "Download" or "get working copy", might
have been better terms, but "check out" it is. Convention wins again.

> Please find a link below which I found useful.
> http://www.cmcrossroads.com/bradapp/acme/branching/

Thanks very much. That one's new to me. Looks very good.

// ben

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